Lymphoedema management through compression therapy is considered to be a mandatory requirement over an extended duration in a systematic manner. Compression bandaging along with application of compression hosiery assists in effective reduction of limb volume. This is to be done under the supervision of a specialist. Enhanced lymphatic drainage with a shift of fluid to the uncompressed areas results in an effective lymphoedema management through compression. There is a simultaneous reduction in filtration.
The gravitational effect along with the specific medical condition determines the compression level requirement for the lower and upper limbs. Specialised knowledge is required for safe and appropriate application.
Compression therapy has a drastic impact during the first week of treatment. The pitting should be entirely cured to contemplate discontinuation of compression bandage. It would then be followed by a long term usage of compression hosiery.